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    Re: CEOs lay off thousands, rake in millions

    I hate being broke as much as the next broke guy. There will always be haves and have-nots. It sucks but that's just the way it is.

    My problem is the government bailing out businesses that fail. If they maje stupid decisions they should be left to crash and burn in their stupidity.

    On the other hand, a business exists to make money. Creating jobs is secondary. Their purpose is to make as much money as possible and get the most out of what they spend. It's the purpose of life to try and make as much money as possible. If sales drop and costs go up then cuts have to be made in order to make up for the loss. It sucks. I'm a worker. I struggle to pay my bills. But it's just the way it is.

    I will say if they were taxed less they might pay people more.
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    Re: CEOs lay off thousands, rake in millions

    Quote Originally Posted by Vespasian View Post
    The scientists at Pfizer are highly skilled and intelligent. Not everyone has the ability to do what they do. Anybody can do the jobs the class warfare folks b!tch about losing to outsourcing, etc.
    Now you are headed on a tangent about outsourcing. An incorrect tangent at that. My only point in this. The American worker whether sceintist, doctor, road worker, programmer, retail sales person, they are not lazy and not stupid just because they are executives in a company. I am sure some of them are stupid but some CEOs are also stupid. and lazy.
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    Re: CEOs lay off thousands, rake in millions

    Quote Originally Posted by Vespasian View Post
    What do you do for a living?
    I make an honest living. I do not lay off working class people so I can afford to pay worthless corporate scum an additional and completely UNECESSARY bonus.

    What do you do?

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    Re: CEOs lay off thousands, rake in millions

    Quote Originally Posted by Vespasian View Post
    I love the fact you left "smart" out of the equation. I'ver never met someone who was smart and hard-working who wasn't, at least, living comfortably. (2 story house, a couple of cars, pretty wife, maybe a kid or two, etc.)
    You haven't looked too hard. Millions of them exist. Do you watch the news? Unemployment? hello...
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    Re: CEOs lay off thousands, rake in millions

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    Typical pro-business corruption rhetoric.

    In the late 1800s business where making CHILDREN work 18 hour days in environments that were hazardous. Why? Because businesses WERE NOT REGULATED AT THE TIME. In the early 1900s businesses hired thugs to assault anybody who talked about starting a union. Why? Because they didn't want to allow more favorable working conditions for the working class. Again ... LAWS HAD TO BE CREATED TO PREVENT SCUMBAG BUSINESS OWNERS FROM PREVENTING UNIONIZATION.

    If you believe business is honest, you are SORELY MISTAKEN. Businesses MUST be regulated until it hurts and businesses must ABSOLUTELY BE BARRED FROM PAYING LOBBYISTS TO INTERFERE IN THE WORKINGS OF THE GOVERNMENT.
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    If I create a business I cannot force you to work there. If you do its by my rules. You don't like it don't work there. YOur rants are just pathetic. YOu have a hard on for corporations--tell me did you get fired a few too many times?

    trusting government is even more pathetic. Goverments have killed millions upon millions over the last 100 years and you want government to have more and more power



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    Re: CEOs lay off thousands, rake in millions

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    I make an honest living. I do not lay off working class people so I can afford to pay worthless corporate scum an additional and completely UNECESSARY bonus.

    What do you do?
    that is as non an answer as I have ever seen.

    why do you hate freedom so much?



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    Re: CEOs lay off thousands, rake in millions

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    Typical pro-business corruption rhetoric.

    In the late 1800s business where making CHILDREN work 18 hour days in environments that were hazardous. Why? Because businesses WERE NOT REGULATED AT THE TIME. In the early 1900s businesses hired thugs to assault anybody who talked about starting a union. Why? Because they didn't want to allow more favorable working conditions for the working class. Again ... LAWS HAD TO BE CREATED TO PREVENT SCUMBAG BUSINESS OWNERS FROM PREVENTING UNIONIZATION.

    If you believe business is honest, you are SORELY MISTAKEN. Businesses MUST be regulated until it hurts and businesses must ABSOLUTELY BE BARRED FROM PAYING LOBBYISTS TO INTERFERE IN THE WORKINGS OF THE GOVERNMENT.
    Nobody "made" children do anything. This isn't China. Unions suck, and the mediocre ham and eggers are getting what they deserve: their jobs are being outsourced. You can thank your union for that. Businesses need about as much regulation as sex lives and caloric intake: none. The market has a funny way of working itself out. Make a crappy product? Expect crappy sales. With freedom comes responsibility. Sadly, most Americans would rather give up the former to ease the burden of the latter. That's who I refer to as "scum."
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    Re: CEOs lay off thousands, rake in millions

    You and I obviously have different ideas of "smart" and "hard-working." Hint: I don't consider those who have the ability to breathe and mush a few sentences together "smart" and "hard-working."

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    Re: CEOs lay off thousands, rake in millions

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    yawn

    If I create a business I cannot force you to work there. If you do its by my rules. You don't like it don't work there. YOur rants are just pathetic. YOu have a hard on for corporations--tell me did you get fired a few too many times?

    trusting government is even more pathetic. Goverments have killed millions upon millions over the last 100 years and you want government to have more and more power
    Nice attempt at ducking the truth. Big business is corrupt and in need of being neutered. You can deny it and kiss all the corporate ass you want but that doesn't change the truth. Business MUST be regulated until it hurts because they WILL use and abuse otherwise.

    The job of the government is to govern. Part of governing is regulating activities within its jurisdiction. I never said the government was all the great ... but they are more trustworthy than your average business executive.

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    Re: CEOs lay off thousands, rake in millions

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    I make an honest living. I do not lay off working class people so I can afford to pay worthless corporate scum an additional and completely UNECESSARY bonus.
    CEOs lay folks off to make more money for their SHAREHOLDERS. What's so hard to understand about that?

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